About the PBA Disaster Relief Fund

The PBA Disaster Relief Fund was established by the National Cosmetology Association in 1955 to assist salon professionals in rebuilding their lives following the devastation of a natural disaster. Over the course of five decades, the fund has been there for professionals in times of dire need.

The water line was at our front door's deadbolt. Everything was trashed. I had expected things to be wet; I hadn't expected a current to move through the house."

               - Chrissi Krause, graduate of Paul Mitchell The School, Nashville, TN

As thousands of families struggle to rebuild after Hurricane Sandy swept through the Northeast, PBA reached out to beauty professionals and industry companies to contribute to the Professional Beauty Association's Disaster Relief Fund.

  • The Fund, established in 1955, assists salon professionals with much needed funds following the devastation of natural disaster.
  • The PBA Disaster Relief Fund provides 100% of all funds raised directly to the professional beauty industry professionals in need.
  • The funds provided are intended to serve as quick cash on hand for short-term, immediate needs, such as clothing, food, bills, etc. The Disaster Relief Fund is not intended for long-term rebuilding of salons.
  • The PBA Disaster Relief Fund is a program of the PBA Foundation, a 501(c)(3) organization. All donations are tax deductible to the fullest extent of the law.

Since we are still living in hotels this money has helped so much for food and bills. It's been so long since the storm I felt forgotten like the rest of the world went on without me, my life still being a nightmare. Your check came it gave me a whole new attitude. I can't tell you how touched I am by your generosity."

                - Christine Sutton, NY